Larry Mantle speaks with world-renowned psychologist Shelley Taylor about her research confirming that tending and nurturing are biological instincts hardwired into our genes and hormones, as important to human evolution as is searching for food or sleeping. Her new book is The Tending Instinct (Time Books).
Larry Mantle and critics Charles Solomon, animation critic of amazon.com, F.X. Feeney of the L.A. Weekly, and Peter Rainer of New York Magazine discuss this week's new film releases, including Insomnia, Enough, The Importance of Being Earnest, Home Movie, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, CQ, The Komediant, Late Marriage, Master of the Flying Guillotine, and Thirteen Conversations About One Thing. Henry Sheehan of Fresh Air joins us from France to talk about the Cannes Film Festival.
AirTalk starts with breaking news of Press Secretary Sean Spicer's resignation this morning and the appointment of Anthony Scaramucci as White House communications director. We also ask listeners to share how their views of O.J. Simpson have evolved over the years after being granted parole yesterday; review this week's new releases on FilmWeek; and more.
The National Association of Realtors released a survey report showing a surge in foreign home buyers, with 71 percent of California buyers to be from Asia and Oceania this year alone. But other reports contradict these numbers - we dive into analysis. We also check in with LAPD Chief Beck; speak with Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom about his gubernatorial candidacy; and more.
Reviews of the week's new movies, interviews with filmmakers, and discussion.
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